Monday, March 26, 2007

Chelsea home with creepy feature

Last week we were helping a Ann Arbor couple evaluate the possibility of selling their home in town and moving to the country where they could have horses. That is plenty of horses with plenty of land.

Unfortunately at any given price range the homes with the most land have the least home. Or the least desirable home.

In looking at a home West of Chelsea I unlocked the 100+ year old farm house to find it vacant. Along with the smell of an oil furnace there were some cobwebs and some dust. As we went through different rooms we found a small bedroom in the back. As we walked in we heard a scraping & scratching sound in the outside wall.

I'm not faint of heart, but that kind of thing still gives me the creeps.

I'm sure it was just a squirrel, (too much sound to be a mouse) but hearing that kind of thing in the wall right next to you is still creepy!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Considerations for Chelsea Michigan home buying

This is a good short article that is on one of our other blogs:

Many home buyers don't think about some of these things until after the deal is struck!


Tuesday, March 6, 2007

"Missed it by that much"

A great saying from the Get Smart TV show.

That describes a home purchase i almost made recently in Chelsea.

The buyer was an old friend. (Not that she is old, just that I've known her since we were about 4 or 5.)

The home was a nice ranch on the West side of Chelsea.

We had negotiated a good deal but after we pinned down the purchase price we found that we needed to use FHA financing. By that point another buyer had come along who offered a higher price and didn't care about the miss-representation of the square footage and about the bad roof, so we lost the property.

The good news was that about 2 months later another home came on the market with a smaller lot, but with some better features.

That one we bought!